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GAME1111 (Tuesday section) – Quiz – Week 5
Your name (please print clearly!): __________________________________
How do your characters’ stats change in Choice of Broadsides?
- Your character doesn’t have stats at all, actually.
- Every time you advance a chapter in the story, you “level up”
and several of your stats go up by some amount.
- Every so often you must play a mini-game that raises stats if
you win (or lowers them if you fail).
- Various choices you make throughout the game make different
stats go up or down.
Which of these is the best description of the stats’ purpose during the game?
- Certain stats give you an advantage during mini-games you must play.
- The goal of the game is to bring all your stats to 100%.
- Certain choices will end in failure, unless corresponding stats are high enough.
- If any stat drops to 0%, the game ends immediately.
In the original version of Hunt the Wumpus, what shape is the Wumpus’s cave?
- A dodecahedron.
- An infinite grid.
- A 10-by-10 grid.
- A cube.
The wumpus-hunter says, “I feel a draft!” What does that mean?
- The Wumpus is nearby, breathing.
- Bats are nearby, flapping their wings.
- The hunter needs to adjust their Utilikilt™ before continuing.
- A pit is nearby, doing whatever pits do.
Which of these best describes the story structure of Lost Pig (and other games like it)?
- Exploration of a series of larger spaces, connected by narrow, plot-advancing set pieces.
- Purely open-ended exploration. The player must set their own goals.
- The story moves along according to a set schedule, no matter what the player does.
- The computer makes up the story as it goes, depending upon player input.
In what perspective is Choice of Broadsides told?
- It's ambiguous.
Which of these objects are in Grunk’s inventory at the start of
- The pig.
- Grunk’s axe.
- Grunk’s pants.
- A letter from Grunk’s boss.
Which of these is not a way to die in Hunt the Wumpus?
- Shoot yourself with your own arrow.
- Get eaten up by the Wumpus.
- Get bitten by a rabid bat.
- Fall down a pit.
Which of these is a recurring character in Choice of Broadsides?
- The ghost of the player-character’s father (or mother).
- An officer of the enemy navy.
- A mysterious child.
- A former lover.
At the beginning of Lost Pig, what’s Grunk’s stated motivation?
- Pigs are tasty.
- The pig is his best friend.
- The pig belongs to his boss.
- Grunk can’t remember.
For extra credit, briefly describe the final action sequence at the end of Choice of Broadsides.